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  1. Rick Warren’s The Purpose Drive Church.

  2. Rick Warren’s The Purpose Drive Church. • “Seeker-friendly worship” has become a buzz word in church growth circles.

  3. Do whatever it takes to draw a crowd.

  4. Do whatever it takes to draw a crowd. • Find a dynamic speaker who can draw a crowd.

  5. Do whatever it takes to draw a crowd. • Find a dynamic speaker who can draw a crowd. • Find a talented band & chorus and let them perform at each service.

  6. Do whatever it takes to draw a crowd. • Find a dynamic speaker who can draw a crowd. • Find a talented band & chorus and let them perform at each service. • Don’t take up a collection.

  7. Do whatever it takes to draw a crowd. • Find a dynamic speaker who can draw a crowd. • Find a talented band & chorus and let them perform at each service. • Don’t take up a collection. • Make sure you pass out coffee & doughnuts.

  8. Do whatever it takes to draw a crowd. • Find a dynamic speaker who can draw a crowd. • Find a talented band & chorus and let them perform at each service. • Don’t take up a collection. • Make sure you pass out coffee & doughnuts. • WHATEVER THAT IS, IT IS NOT WORSHIP!

  9. “I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself” (Jn 12:32, ESV).

  10. “I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself” (Jn 12:32, ESV). • “The hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth” (Jn 4:23-24, ESV).

  11. That doesn’t mean that worship provides no opportunity for evangelism.

  12. That doesn’t mean that worship provides no opportunity for evangelism. • In this morning’s text, Paul speaks of evangelism as a by-product of worship.

  13. Paul writes of three kinds of Christians.

  14. Paul writes of three kinds of Christians. • CHILDISH CHRISTIANS. • CRAZY CHRISTIANS. • CONVERTING CHRISTIANS.

  15. Childish Christians V 20

  16. “Brothers, do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature” (v 20, ESV).

  17. “Brothers, do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature” (v 20, ESV). • The fighting the Corinthians were doing was quite childish.

  18. “Brothers, do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature” (v 20, ESV). • The fighting the Corinthians were doing was quite childish. • “I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready,for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way?” (1 Cor 3:1-3, ESV).

  19. Are we childish because we bicker & fight?

  20. The Corinthians needed to put away their childish thinking.

  21. The Corinthians needed to put away their childish thinking. • “When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways” (13:11, ESV).

  22. The Corinthians needed to put away their childish thinking. • “When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways” (13:11, ESV). • “A child is someone who can wash his hands without getting the soap wet.”

  23. The Corinthians needed to put away their childish thinking. • “When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways” (13:11, ESV). • “A child is someone who can wash his hands without getting the soap wet.” But, you expect an adult to get the soap wet!

  24. To put away childish thinking, we must grow.

  25. To put away childish thinking, we must grow. • “Let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity” (Heb 6:1, ESV).

  26. To put away childish thinking, we must grow. • “Let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity” (Heb 6:1, ESV). • “Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good” (1 Pt 2:2-3, ESV).

  27. Are we growing, or are we childish in thinking?

  28. But, we are to be childish Christians!

  29. But, we are to be childish Christians! • “Be infants in evil.”

  30. But, we are to be childish Christians! • “Be infants in evil.” • The idea is that we are to be as innocent as little children when it comes to evil.

  31. Are we innocent when it comes to evil?

  32. Are we childish Christians?

  33. Are we childish Christians? Childish because we bicker, or childish because we’re innocent?

  34. Crazy Christians Vv 21-23

  35. “In the Law it is written, ‘By people of strange tongues and by lips of foreigners will I speak to this people, and even then they will not listen to me, says the Lord.’ Thus tongues are a sign not for believers but for unbelievers, while prophecy is a sign not for unbelievers but for believers. If, therefore, the whole church comes together and all speak in tongues, and outsiders or unbelievers enter, will they not say that you are out of your minds?” (vv 21-23, ESV).

  36. Paul quotes from Is 28:11-12.

  37. Paul quotes from Is 28:11-12. • Isaiah prophesies about the coming Babylonian Captivity.

  38. Paul quotes from Is 28:11-12. • Isaiah prophesies about the coming Babylonian Captivity; thus, “foreign tongue” refers to the Chaldean language.

  39. Paul quotes from Is 28:11-12. • Isaiah prophesies about the coming Babylonian Captivity; thus, “foreign tongue” refers to the Chaldean language. • God says, “I’m going to teach my people a lesson by sending them into Babylon for 70 years.”

  40. “By people of strange lips and with a foreign tongue the LORD will speak to this people, to whom he has said, ‘This is rest; give rest to the weary; and this is repose’; yet they would not hear. And the word of the LORD will be to them precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little, that they may go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken” (Is 28:11-13, ESV).

  41. Tongues are a sign to condemn, not increase the faith of, unbelievers.

  42. How would tongues condemn & judge?

  43. Tongues were evidence that God was really with these people.

  44. Tongues were evidence that God was really with these people. • Pentecost: “All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, ‘What does this mean?’” (Acts 2:12, ESV).

  45. Tongues were evidence that God was really with these people. • Pentecost: “All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, ‘What does this mean?’” (Acts 2:12, ESV). • Cornelius: “Can anyone withhold water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” (Acts 10:47, ESV).

  46. “If, therefore, the whole church comes together and all speak in tongues, and outsiders or unbelievers enter, will they not say that you are out of your minds?” (v 23, ESV).

  47. “If, therefore, the whole church comes together and all speak in tongues, and outsiders or unbelievers enter, will they not say that you are out of your minds?” (v 23, ESV). • “Out of your mind” (ESV) or “mad” (KJV) used 4 other times in NT.

  48. “If, therefore, the whole church comes together and all speak in tongues, and outsiders or unbelievers enter, will they not say that you are out of your minds?” (v 23, ESV). • “Out of your mind” (ESV) or “mad” (KJV) used 4 other times in NT. • Jn 10:20: The Jews believe Jesus is insane.

  49. “If, therefore, the whole church comes together and all speak in tongues, and outsiders or unbelievers enter, will they not say that you are out of your minds?” (v 23, ESV). • “Out of your mind” (ESV) or “mad” (KJV) used 4 other times in NT. • Jn 10:20: The Jews believe Jesus is insane. • Acts 12:15: The church believes Rhoda is insane.